Dr Karen Clarke


Currently I am Course Leader and teach on Foundation Programmes in Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Programmes.

In my career, I have taught predominantly on RICS & CIOB accredited Building Surveying & the JBM and CIOB accredited Construction Management courses which in the last eleven years has primarily been Surveying & Planning students but also Civil Engineering & Construction students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Teaching subjects such as Construction (Design, Materials and Regulation), Project Management, BIM, Primavera, AutoCAD, REVIT, Engineering Surveying, Traffic Management, Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics , Flood Risk Management , Water Supply, Geotechnics, Academic Skills and Research Methods.

Prior to that I taught on Foundation year, Civil Engineering and Construction Management courses whilst undertaking my PhD. 

My PhD is in Geotechnics and is Residual Strength of Natural Clays with Special Reference to Rate Effects. I have also worked in Industry in transport planning, design and flood risk management. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer with Special Responsibility for Foundation Year students


  • BEng in Civil Engineering (Kingston University) 2001
  • PhD in Residual Strength of Natural Clays with Special Reference to Rate Effects 2005
  • Chartered Civil Engineer, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2018)
  • Chartered Construction Manager , Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (2014)
  • Chartered Building Engineer, Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (2014)
  • Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (2014)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society (2014)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017) (Fellow since 2009) (PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2008)